Mon, 07/25/2011

 

Fresh off a victory in the ICC America's T20 Championship,  Amabhir Jimmy Hansra has been tapped to lead Canada's senior men's team. Cricket Canada confirmed the announcement today in Toronto. Hansra joined the team in 2010 and quickly became an integral member of the side rising to prominence at the 2011 Cricket World Cup finishing second in Canada's run tally. 

 

Hansra succeeds Ashish Bagai who stepped aside from full time cricket after the Cricket World Cup.

 

Cricket Canada has also confirmed that they have come to an agreement with Hansra on a full time contract. 

 

" I am honoured to be chosen to lead the Cricket Canada Men's National Team.  I am aware, excited and focused on all the challenges that lie ahead and will work together with the Management team and the players to further establish cricket in Canada.   

 

I would like to thank Ashish Bagai for his contributions as a leader.  In a short term under his captaincy, I was impressed by his hard work and professionalism, and will try to continue to build from where he left off.  It is an honour to represent your country in any sport or cause, and I will try my best to keep that pride and hunger alive in the heart of every cricketer that puts on the Canadian colours.

 

I thank the organization once again for giving me this opportunity.  I will bring my passion, strong work ethic and professionalism into this side as a leader and use it to the best of my ability for the success of the organization." 

 

Cricket Canada has a busy month of August with visits from Afghanistan and Trinidad and Tobago. 

Sat, 07/23/2011

Canada made it a clean sweep at the ICC America's T20 Championships in Florida on Saturday brushing aside a spirited Suriname team. Showing no let down after defeating the USA in a big match on Friday, Canada ammassed a total of 138-4 led by a brilliant batting display by Khushroo Wadia (75*). Wadia and Parveen Saroye (35) put on 87 runs for the second wicket to set the stage for the match winning total. 
In reply, Suriname were never able to get going, Satsmaranjit Dhindsa (2-8) set them back and a chase never really materialized. Suriname ended the match on 77-7 in 20 overs. 
Canada were by far the class of the tournament and while not much was known about the young squad that went to the tournament, the depth of talent right across the country was showcased this week in Florida. 

Sat, 07/23/2011

 

It is with deep regret that Cricket Canada announces the passing away of PANDIT BASDEO MAHARAJ. Mr. Maharaj was the former president of Maple Leaf Cricket Club from 2008-2011

Funeral Arrangements are as follows 

Viewing will be held between 2-6pm on Sun, July 24th 

Benisasia Funeral Home 
1357 Queen St W 
Toronto, ON M6K 1M1 
Ph# (416) 645-1026 
The Funeral will be held on Monday July 25th, at 8AM. 

Mr. Maharaj was a fixture in the cricket community for many years and he will certainly be missed. Cricket Canada expresses its deepest sympathies to Mr. Mahraj's friends and family. 

Sat, 07/23/2011

CCO is proud to announce TDCA as the Inaugural CCO T20 Champions. The one day 3 round event took place today at Ross Lord Park in Toronto.

Thu, 07/21/2011

 

Cricket Canada is sadden to announce the passing this week of four members of the community in Canada. 

Former BC and Canadian youth player Mike Pearson and former BC player Eliss Jorssen both passed away in Vancouver this week. 

In Ontario, former president of Maple Leaf Cricket Club Basdeo Maharaj passed his way. Maharaj's funeral will be held in Toronto on Friday. 

In Montreal, Masood Khan, former QCF player, passed away on Wednesday. 

Cricket Canada expresses condolences to the families of all the deceased. 

Thu, 07/21/2011

Cricket Canada is pleased to support another major grassroots event in the city, by being part of the first annual Ajax Mayor's cricket festival on July 30th.

The event will include coaching clinics, corporate matches and a Cricket Canada KIDS demonstration.

The event is organized by the Corporate Cricket Club of Canada and hosted by CIBC. Other festivals will follow in Brampton and Mississagua later in the summer.

Tournament Flyer

Mon, 07/11/2011

 

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the following squad for the ICC America's T20 Tournament taking place July 17-25 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 



Jimmy Hansra - BC (Captain) 



Waleed Ahmed (Manitoba) 

Trevin Bastiampillai (Ontario) 

Grant Broadhurst (Alberta) 

Satsimranjit Singh Dhindsa (Ontario) 

Zahid Hussain(Ontario) 

Usman Limbada (Ontario) 

Deepak Pabla (Quebec) 

Cecil Pervez (Ontario) 

Parveen Saroye (Alberta) 

Jason Sandher (BC) 

Jonathan Snow (BC) 

Hamza Tariq (Alberta) 

Khusroo Wadia (Ontario) 

Coach/Manager : Ingleton Liburd 



Canada has elected to send a mainly developmental squad to the tournament while several players are being rested ahead of the upcoming Intercontinental Cup, ODI and T20 Matches against Afghanistan. 



Vice President Vimal Hardat is confident the team will put up a showing in the America's tournament.



"Having already qualified for the T20 Cricket World Cup Qualifier (in 2012) we saw this as a good chance to have some of our prospects test themselves as well as to give our more senior players a chance to get ready for Afghanistan." 



Rizwan Cheema,Hiral Patel, Ruvindu Gunasekera, and Parth Desai headline the list of players staying in Canada to prepare for Afghanistan while Harvir Baidwan and Khurram Chohan are due to arrive shortly back from successful stints in England. 



The team leaves on July 16th for Fort Lauderdale from Toronto. 

Fri, 07/08/2011

 

The 2011 T20 league wraps up this Sunday, July 10, with a Playoff Day for all 3 divisions. Division 1 sees 2009 champions United (8-1) play first-time semi-finalists Cavaliers (5-4) in the first semi-final, to be followed by the second semi-final between 2010 champions Crown (5-2), and 2009 & 2010 runner-up St Johns (6-2). Cavaliers beat Canasia last Saturday to move one win ahead of Knight Riders, Canasia and Stallions.

In Division 2, Crescent Star, Patriots, Ahmadiyya and Glenmore all make their first ever T20 playoff appearances. Glenmore and Ahmadiyya have bounced back well after being relegated from Division 1 after the 2010 season, while Crescent Star and Patriots have moved up the standings in 2011 to 1st and 2nd respectively. 

In the brand new Division 3, KIngs XI finished with a perfect 10-0 record, and will be up against the C&DCL U19 Colts, made up mostly of 15-17 year olds, who have surpised many this year. The second semi final will be played by new T20 teams Kanata Panathers and Crown 3 Eagles. 
 

Division 1

July 10 Inland Large

10.00am - Semi Final 1 - Cavaliers (4th) v United (1st)

01.30pm - Semi Final 2 - Crown (3rd) v St Johns (2nd)

05:00pm - Final

Division 2

July 10 Westwinds

10.00am - Semi Final 1 - Glenmore (4th) v Crescent Star (1st)

01.30pm - Semi Final 2 - Ahmadiyya (3rd) v Patriots (2nd)

05:00pm - Final

Division 3

July 10 Riley Large

10.00am - Semi Final 1 - Colts (4th) v Kings XI (1st)

01.30pm - Semi Final 2 - Crown 3 (3rd) v Kanata Panthers (2nd)
 

Thu, 07/07/2011

The media accreditation process for the 2011 Cricket Canada home season is now open. Accreditation will cover the home Afghan series, the summer festival as well as any other event that may be held by Cricket Canada this summer.

Accreditation will also cover media events as well as access to selected training sessions throughout the year.

As part of the application process you will need to send a jpeg photograph, and a letter of approval/assignment from your editor.

The closing date for accreditation is 31July 2011.

Important notes:

For members of the traveling media requiring visas to Canada, Cricket Canada does not guarantee issuance of a visa.

Broadcast rights-holders for specific events may have specific requirements for events which will be communicated by Cricket Canada to the accredited media at the time of the event.
cricketcanada@gmail.com

Wed, 07/06/2011

Canada's eastern most province, Newfoundland and Labrador has taken the first steps towards joining Cricket Canada.

The province has filed paperwork with Cricket Canada this week that will make the provincial association the 10th member of Cricket Canada.

The provincial directors will make a final determination on the membership application at the next annual general meeting.